Using the SPS Technology Cold Work Repair solution to reinstate the deck of the FPSO Capixaba ensured:

  • 100% operational capacity was maintained throughout; 
  • the tank below remained operational;
  • A non-disruptive repair was completed much faster than a crop and renew repair;
  • Reinstated deck plate stronger than original;
  • Fire risk was eliminated;
  • No crude oil tank cleaning was required;
  • and no under deck scaffolding was required in confined spaces.

The SPS Cold Work installation method was used to deliver this permanent repair that reinstated the existing deck and created a new composite section. A combination of bolts and structural adhesive were used to fit and join the steel components that formed airtight cavities into which the elastomer core was injected. All steel components were prefabricated before shipping on-board for installation. This reduced the cost of the project, eliminated welding requirements, reduced time offshore for the installation team and simplified project logistics. This design and process was evaluated and approved locally by ABS Brazil.

Please read more about the deck reinstatement on the FPSO Capixaba.

The SPS Cold Work solution reduced the amount of in-situ offshore work and POB [Personnel on Board] requirements, allowing the FPSO to remain in operation. Fire-related risk was eliminated during the repair. SPS Cold Work was a great solution, as well as being Class approved, for steel repairs where both hot work and POB are a constraint.

Andrea Galter,Operability Lead Engineer SBM Offshore